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David Gordon

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David Gordon is Senior Fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He was educated at UCLA, where he earned his PhD in history. He is the author of Resurrecting Economics, An Introduction to Economic Reasoning, An Austro-Libertarian View (three volumes), and Resurrecting Marx He is also editor of Secession, State, and Liberty and coeditor of H.B. Acton's Morals of Markets and Other Essays.

Dr. Gordon is the editor of the  Mises Review and the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and a contributor to such journals as Analysis, the International Philosophic Quarterly, the Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, and the Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics.

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Living Libertarian: Brief Biographies

Economic FreedomHayekLibertarianism


Why do people become libertarians? What attracts them to Austrian economics?

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Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

Economic PolicyLabor and WagesSocialismU.S. Economy

09/26/2023Mises Media
While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.
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"Social Justice" Is Neither Social nor Just

HayekLiberalismProgressivismU.S. History


The great Thomas Sowell takes on the social justice industry. As usual, he makes excellent points even if, as David Gordon notes, logic deems we go even further.

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Marxist States Never "Wither Away" as Marx Predicted

DemocracyLanguageSocialismWorld History

09/18/2023Mises Media
David Gordon continues his analysis of Graham Priest’s book, Capitalism: Its Nature and Its Replacement . While Priest might not understand either Marxism or capitalism, his book has useful insights.
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Can We Find a Basis for Private Property Rights?

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While Murray Rothbard believed that self-ownership formed the basis for private property rights, other philosophers disagree.

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